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My thoughts on things as well as bike build diaries.
By Len Harrison on Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:52:38 PM
The last part is often the most difficult, tuning, getting the bike to run as you and, more importantly, as the customer expects.

Well this one was no exception, I fiddled and fiddled with balancing the carbs,I tried the wise way, with pressure gauges,...
By Len Harrison on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:16:22 PM
This bike is certainly a vintage and has at some time been registered with the South African Veteran & Vintage Association, due to this I decided to take a lot of pictures of it’s condition.

1946BSAC10Arrives1...
By Len Harrison on Sunday, June 06, 2010 12:01:26 PM
We all met at the usual place, well, 3 bikes and 3 cars, it is winter after all. Rai asked me to lead, but when he asked if I knew where the Airfield in Stellenbosch was I could see he knew he had chosen the wrong person. So when we gathered for the usual briefing...
By Len Harrison on Friday, May 21, 2010 7:19:42 PM
This was my second run (the one ton ride is available to you when you and your bike’s age added together  are 100 years or more) and the fourth run by the Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club.

The day before the run my best mate, Don (see Blog of 31-05-09 on...
By Len Harrison on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:55:54 PM
Time seems to fly past and the older I get the quicker it goes, also Christmas and all that goes with it got in the way, although I enjoyed the rest! I have got further with the rebuild, so here goes.

From the previous blog, the engine was ready to be...
By Len Harrison on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 7:29:21 PM
Cleaning and identifying what parts need refurbishment or replacement is a necessary but time consuming process.

  In order to clean the shocks properly I use a homemade spring compressor, to remove and replace the spring, that way I can properly clean...
By Len Harrison on Monday, December 07, 2009 8:39:06 PM
{ There are 2 other blogs, see Archive 5th July 2008 & 24th September 2009}

 

Both BSA and Triumph made oil in frame models at the time their production was coming to an end in the 70’s, this design had 2 main problems. Despite both companies...
By Len Harrison on Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:27:59 PM
[ The first part of this bikes story see Archive 5th July 2008]

Now its winter, time to refurbish the wheels. All the parts stripped and cleaned. At this stage you have to decide how far to go, I decided, re-chrome, electro zinc, aluminium polishing,...
By Len Harrison on Sunday, September 20, 2009 1:08:20 PM
The current owner purchased this BMW R65 1979 new, unfortunately the bike has been standing unused in a shed for 10 or so years, the original intention was probably not to leave it for so long but time seems to go by.

So one Sunday it was of to Swellendam,...
By Len Harrison on Sunday, May 31, 2009 11:37:21 AM
Don Anderson now rides a Moto Guzzi V50 1984 500cc (picture to follow) but he started many years ago, he is now very young 72 years!  Having started 45-years ago            In 1953 his first bike a Royal Enfield 125 cc 2 stroke would sometimes go backward,...

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